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Poster: FGC15 Date: Nov 28, 2015 10:06pm
Forum: genealogy Subject: New contributor needs basic help...

I have scanned a manually typed survey of a Maine town's grave-markers. I have made it into a 242 page pdf. I'd like to upload it and categorize it under genealogy, subheading, Maine. But I'm not sure the drag and drop uploader is going to ask how I want to categorize it. I've never uploaded anything before. What happens after you drag and drop a file into the uploader... is there an alternative method where you get to keep more control? If I don't categorize it, who will? And how long will that take? Please advise.

This post was modified by FGC15 on 2015-11-29 06:06:04

This post was modified by FGC15 on 2015-11-29 06:06:47

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Poster: Jeff Kaplan Date: Nov 29, 2015 9:20pm
Forum: genealogy Subject: Re: New contributor needs basic help...

your upload would go to an opensource collection. to have it moved to genealogy please send a request to info@archive.org after uploading. using good metadata is important for search so please add subjects, description, date, etc. if possible.

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Poster: FGC15 Date: Nov 30, 2015 4:15am
Forum: genealogy Subject: Re: New contributor needs basic help...

Thank you, Jeff. I have sent the request. Does it matter if the words in the derive title are separated by _ or %20, or the space-bar space?

I read somewhere that it helps search engines find files when %20 is between words in the derive title.

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Poster: Jeff Kaplan Date: Nov 30, 2015 7:53am
Forum: genealogy Subject: Re: New contributor needs basic help...

for file names it is better to use only letters, numbers, and dashes or underscores if necessary. do not use special characters, accented letters. spaces are acceptable but i tend to not have them myself.

for the page title anything is ok but again it's best to not use special characters if possible.

for the id (the tail end of the url for the page) we prefer only lowercase letters and/or numbers.

hope this helps.